The Place of Poetry in Academia: Pedagogical Practices in the Teaching of Creative Writing

Jane Yeh
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An exploration of the issues surrounding the teaching of creative writing, particularly poetry writing, at the university level. Given the ever increasing number of BA (and postgraduate) degree courses in creative writing being offered by UK universities, this topic is both timely and of wide interest. This panel discussion, which will include audience participation in the form of questions for the presenters and responses to their remarks, will result in the production of a paper summarising its contents (in the form of an edited transcript).

Keywords: Creative Writing, Poetry, Academia, Pedagogy
Stream: Arts Education
Presentation Type: Workshop Presentation in English
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Jane Yeh

Lecturer in Creative Writing, School of Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University


Jane Yeh was educated at Harvard University, and holds master’s degrees in creative writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and Manchester Metropolitan University. She reviews books for The Times Literary Supplement, Poetry Review and other publications, and is co-organiser of Kingston University's creative writing reading series. Her first full-length collection, Marabou, was published in 2005 by Carcanet and shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize for Poetry, as well as the Forward Prize for best first collection. Her chapbook, Teen Spies, was published in 2003 by Metre Editions.

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